Stefanie Weil

Stefanie Weil
Antwerp Management School & University of Antwerp · International Politics

Doctor of Philosophy

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Purpose Nested within institutional theory and the political economy perspective, this study aims to examine Chinese outward foreign direct investments (OFDI)-supporting organizations and fostering mechanisms for its SMEs in Europe’s largest economy, Germany. Design/methodology/approach The authors conduct a multiple-case study to present rich ins...
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ABSTRACT This paper addresses the underlying meaning of Chinese political ideas as represented in the Belt and Road discourse. It aims to contribute to overcoming the bias towards democratic systems in security studies. It challenges the argument that China’s peaceful words can be taken at face value and compared with the ideas of democratic regime...
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Purpose Supplementing an earlier review paper on the internationalization of Chinese small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) (ICS) that covers the period 1991–2012, the purpose of this paper is to examine how research on this topic has thematically expanded in recent years. Specifically, the authors aim to examine the literature between 2013 and...
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Purpose This paper aims to use the institutional perspective to jointly explore the underlying motives that drive Chinese private small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to invest in the developed economy of Germany and the role China’s institutional environment is playing in this context. Design/methodology/approach Given the lack of recent in...
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From the time of its open-door policies, China has seen itself as a major ambassador of the developing world, the voice of the emerging powers in the global governance system. With Xi’s Presidency, this image is changing; moving away from being merely an advocate of the developing world towards being the ‘saviour’ of the rules-based liberal system....
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The strange case of pluralist lobbying in a corporatist setting: Defending Western business interests in China—ADDENDUM - Volume 20 Issue 2 - Stefanie Weil
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This chapter first discusses empirical results from EU and US lobbying organisations before explaining why Western groups in China choose particular lobbying strategies. Independent variables help to explain why particular lobbying strategies are selected, and provide an understanding of how the Chinese political system and other variables influenc...
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This chapter brings together the partial results provided in each chapter on the lobbying strategies of Western interest groups in China: Western interest groups apply strategies that reflect American and European lobbying practices in China rather than Chinese or corporatist lobbying actions; Are truly membership-driven organisations; Have a prefe...
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This chapter elaborates on the trade barriers faced by foreign business in China’s state-led economy. China’s indigenous innovation policy campaign, a set of policies aimed at moving China’s economy up the production chain, serves as an example of obstacles encountered by foreign businesses. China’s indigenous innovation campaign has garnered signi...
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This chapter compares the organisational structures of Western and Chinese interest groups. Empirical data show that the distinct state–society relations of Western and Chinese interest groups result in different organisational set-ups. This influences lobbying strategies and shows that Western interest groups enjoy greater freedom from China’s sta...
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This chapter describes aspects of the political systems in China, the EU, and the US. It illustrates differences in the policy-making procedures and shows access points for multiple actors in each system. The main assumption is that political systems and the policy-making process affect the lobbying strategy of interest groups, revealing the underl...
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This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of different kinds of lobbying strategies and techniques. The main argument is that Chinese lobbying strategies are not a suitable yardstick against which to measure Western lobbying in China. Instead, EU and US lobbying strategies should serve as the reference. After an in-depth discussion of inside a...
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After formulating hypotheses on lobbying actions and targets in Chap. 7, this chapter explores the actual lobbying actions and strategies that Western interest groups employ. It provides unprecedented results on the lobbying strategies of Western interest groups in China. The main arguments are that Western interest groups employ EU/US lobbying str...
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This chapter introduces the research puzzle of foreign interest groups that seek to shape policies in China’s top-down system. It maps China’s political environment, Western interest groups, China’s state–society relations, and briefly elaborates on the differences between Chinese and Western interest groups. As more and more Western companies have...
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This chapter discusses China’s corporatist system. It provides insight on the relationship between interest groups and the state, and on the possibility of societal conflict in China’s state–society relations. In the context of conflict, the role of the state is particularly interesting to practitioners and industry because it affects the way polic...
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E.U. and U.S. businesses in China are actively shaping the business environment according to their interests. As a state-corporatist framework is applied, the question arises as to how Western businesses go about lobbying China's policies. This article provides insights on what kind of lobbying tools Western interest groups apply to actively influe...
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This book offers a series of original arguments on the relationships that Western interest groups have with the Chinese state. It details their lobbying strategies and the leverage it gives them in policy-making in China's political system. Analysis is provided in a comparative context. The author offers inside knowledge on Western business and ana...
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Being two major locomotives of economic globalization, the EU and China have fundamental divergences in their views on a just political system. Such divergences hinge on their perceptions of democracy and its appropriate role in bilateral and multilateral contexts. Although democracy as an idea has been embraced by both sides, it has been a consist...

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